Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Covid-19 Fallout

Dhaka div logs highest deaths

Dhaka div logs highest deaths

About 43.68 per cent of the total Covid-linked deaths in the country have been reported in Dhaka division, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

DGHS spokesperson Dr Robed Amin said this at a briefing on Covid-19 on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Meanwhile, Chattogram division has occupied the second position with 20 per cent of Covid deaths while Khulna reported 12.88 per cent deaths, Rajshahi 7.35 per cent, Barisal 3.38 per cent and Mymensingh the lowest 3.02 per cent.

Beside, about oxygen storage in the hospitals amid Covid surge, Dr Robed  said, “We have stored enough quantity of oxygen, if the number of patients rise in future we hope there will be no big crisis of oxygen.”

Meanwhile, Health authorities have designated Dhaka and Rangamati as ‘red zones’, following an exponential rise in Covid infections in the two districts.

The infection rate in Dhaka and Rangamati is 10-19 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Besides, six districts, including Jashore, have been marked as ‘yellow zones’ or at mid-level risk. The infection rate in these districts is between 5 per cent and 9 per cent, the directorate said on Wednesday.

On the other hand, 54 districts have been marked as ‘green zones’ while the sample test rate of Panchagarh and Bandarban districts are poor.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported 2,916 more infections and four more deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday morning taking the positivity rate at 11.68 per cent. The country is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 10,392 infections in the last 10 days since January 1.